Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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breaking news: Bush admits to breaking the law

(Yes, I foolishly watched the Chimp-in-Chief's press conference on CNN this morning. It happens some times.)

When asked if domestic spying was illegal, he answered slippery-ly by saying no, presidential privilege, etc. Then asked directly about whether or not he broke a 1978 law that forbids domestic spying, he said, "that law is from 1978. This is 2006. It's a different world."

Huh, I just learned something new: If a law is more than 28 years old, you can ignore it.

I should go look into this! I bet I could steal cars and claim "Executive Privilege: Hey, the prez is doing it, why can't I?"

Gee-sus. If you're one of the people who elected this man, I hope you're ashamed.

Seriously, though: This is huge. Bush admitted that he doesn't need to obey laws that are only 28 years old. That means he certainly won't see a need to obey laws that are, say, a couple hundred of years old. Or any of the amendments to it. And so on. What a fine example he sets for our children!

Chris
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